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Getting Back On Track Secrets

Slip-ups are inevitable. What is the best way to get on track when things do not go according to plan?

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Being Resilient During Challenging Times

Alrighty. The weekend was a disaster what with Aunt Susieís birthday party, the cousins reunion, the diner party . . . whatever the occasion. It was a caloric and probably nutritional disaster . . . so . . . now . . . what??

First of all, realize that we all slip up on this journey to a h...

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Accountability Steps and Missteps

I've had my ups and downs with my journey to become the healthiest me that I can be. Each time I have wandered from the path to good health I started to realize that I have so many struggles. I don't sleep well. I have so little energy. I make bad decisions. I don't exercise at home or at the g...

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Never Give Up!

I am one stubborn gal. I came to SparkPeople in 2009 and my initial weight loss was 38 pounds!! I thought that was great! But, life got in the way and I fell off the train. I have gotten on and off that train now for the last 7 years! But I always come back to SparkPeople! Because I know the t...

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Track Nutrients, Not Just Calories

In the past, any time I have tried to lose weight I have focused on my calorie count. I have always focused on maintaining a calorie deficit regardless of how I got there (not unhealthy extremes, but not healthy Lifestyle Changes). I have almost always managed to lose the weight, but instead of fe...

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Small desirable reward

Have you fallen off the wagon? Are you ready to get back on track? How do you to it? What's your motivation? How do you MAKE IT HAPPEN?

Here's my strategy & advice...

I let almost 5 weeks go by without visiting the gym or getting much exercise at all. My mood was down, my weight was up...

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Ways to stay on track with weight loss

1. Remind yourself every day itís a marathon

If you tried to sprint a marathon full force you would never make it so to apply the same mindset to maintaining weight loss is not only silly but a set up for failure.

2. Stop buying your problem foods

If you have a penchant for swee...

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Boo Hoo Hoo No Internet or App, Now what!

I had to travel by train from Los Angeles on Thursday to get to New York Penn Station by Sunday. Didn't know it but landed in New York City on 9/11 15th anniversary date. We had an emergency and was told to get back home to my 100 year old father. With stress, no cell phone working properly nor inte...

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Not a Secret Anymore!

I am starting over (what else is new?). I think I'll change that to my middle name "Redo". I am going to the doctor this morning for my yearly physical. He wants to do bloodwork, the whole nine yards. I agree, as long as insurance is willing to pay for it.

I know I'm going to get the "s...

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Want to Lose Weight? Try Vegetable Juice

Want to Lose Weight? Try Vegetable Juice

Vegetable juice Drinking at least one glass of low-sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight dieters lose more weight.

In a study, adults who drank at least 8 ounces of vegetable juice as part of a diet lost 4 pounds over 12 weeks, while ...

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